Ten Facts About George Washington

From the $1 Bill to the capital of America, George Washington’s name appears more often than probably any other name in American history. Being the most prominent Founding Father, everyone learns how Washington led the Continental Army against the British during the War for Independence and eventually became the first President of the United States. [...]

By |2019-04-22T06:53:54-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Historical Writings, Issues and Articles, Library|Comments Off on Ten Facts About George Washington

Abigail Adams’ Letter

Abigail Smith Adams (1744-1818) was the second of three daughters born to a well-respected family, her father being a Congregationalist minister in Massachusetts. [1] Due to her poor health in her early life Abigail had no formal education. [2] In fact, at a time when female education was “neglected” and it had become “fashionable…to ridicule [...]

By |2019-03-29T07:30:41-04:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Women Heroes

Courageous Women During the American Revolution March is Women's History Month, but the contributions of women to the Revolution are often neglected today. Many women demonstrated exemplary courage during this time. Here are a few examples. In April, 1777, a large British force arrived in Fairfield, Connecticut. Marching through nearby Danbury, they searched for American [...]

By |2019-03-18T07:42:56-04:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Library, Updates|0 Comments

An Historic Debate

From the time before the American War for Independence, black Americans served as elected officials in local politics. Following the Civil War, hundreds more were elected to state and federal office. For example, at the national level, in 1871, Robert Brown Elliott was elected to the US House of Representatives -- one of the first [...]

By |2019-03-18T15:37:16-04:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Library, Updates|0 Comments

The “Red Tails”

In 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt, anticipating possible war in Europe, started a pilot training program for civilians which was also opened to black Americans, and the 1940 Selective Training and Service Act allowed blacks to be drafted. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of black pilots trained as part of the US Army Air Corps. [...]

By |2019-03-15T17:34:09-04:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Library, Updates|Tags: |0 Comments

Celebrating Black History Month: The Rev. Francis J. Grimke

“Washington is a hard training ground for preachers.” This quote probably remains as accurate today as it was 100 years ago when it was made by famous black pastor Francis James Grimké. [1] Grimké was born to a slave mother in South Carolina in 1850. When his guardian tried to sell him into slavery, he [...]

By |2019-03-15T17:33:54-04:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Library, Updates|0 Comments

George Bush on Prayer

George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-2018) served his country in the military during WWII, was ambassador to the UN (1971-1973), Vice-President (1981-1989), and President of the United States (1989-1993). From the WallBuilders' Collection, below is a handwritten note by him written on the back of a June 1983 calendar that belonged to Barbara Bush that provides [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:53:18-04:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Historical Document, Library|Comments Off on George Bush on Prayer

Sermon – Century – 1801

Benjamin Trumbull (1735-1820) was a historian and minister. He graduated from Yale in 1759 and received a theological education from Rev. Eleazer Wheelock. He served as a minster for almost 60 years. Trumbull also was a chaplain during the Revolutionary War. A CENTURY SERMON, Or SKETCHES Of THE HISTORY OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. Interspersed and [...]

By |2019-01-28T10:45:37-04:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Sermon – New Year – 1861/ 1862

These two sermons were preached by George L. Prentiss in 1861 and 1862 on the new year. Some of the Providential Lessons of 1861. How to Meet the Events of 1862. TWO DISCOURSES, Preached December 29th, 1861, and January 5th, 1862, By REV. GEORGE L. PRENTISS, D.D. SERMON. PREACHED ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 29TH, 1861. [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:25:06-04:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Sermon – New Year – 1799

David McClure (1748-1820) graduated from Yale in 1769. Though he taught for a time, he was ordained in 1772 and was a missionary to the Delaware Indians for sixteen months shortly after his ordination. McClure was the pastor to a Congregational church at North Hampton (1776-1785) and later a church in East Windsor, CT (1786-1820). [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:25:00-04:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments